Ibiza isn't all about the messy and sometimes tragic San Antonio party strip, it's got class and character if you know where to find it. It's where the jet set hippies descend in search of sun, sand, famous DJs and a bohemian lifestyle. I stayed in a beautifully quintessential rustic villa in Sant Joan de Labritja, complete with acres of surrounding vegetation and incredible views. I explored Santa Eulària Des Riu, which is a coastal town away from the crazy nightlife in the South East. Many locals emerge from their sleepy siestas to dine at one of the few casual restaurants scattered along the seafront. Also, there is the infamous Passion Cafe, a chain restaurant known for it's gloriously fresh, health conscious dining and vast array of juices and smoothies. I think my friends and I went back so many times just so that we could work our way through the juice menu alone. The wonderful thing about this region is that it's a little more chilled and ideal for couples and families too.
There is something so mystical about Ibiza, an Island far off the coast of Spain, with an even tinier Island off the coast of it's self, it has always managed to separate it's self from the corporate mainstream. You won't find fast food restaurants here (well maybe some small national ones) just magnificent mediterranean style restaurants jutting off huge cliffs like the Amante Beach Club, or secluded beach bars on private beaches. And there are crystal sellers everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Don't forget to bag yourself a few and make a pilgrimage to the famous Es Vedra. The mysterious rock Island. This Island has many myths and legends surrounding it, such as UFO sightings and minerals used to build the Egyptian Pyramids. It's a place a lot of people go to in search of meaning and spiritual grounding. The rock formation itself is rumoured to have the 3rd strongest magnetic field on planet Earth and is definitely something I'm going to capture on my next visit. That and more partying.
My friend agreed to take me to Ibiza Town on my last day. It's the old town from which the original city was built with the Cathedral de Santa Maria located at the very top. Like many European Islands or coasts, Ibiza's true beauty lies within the twisting winding roads that curve upward to the Cathedral but not without crumbling white ruins, colourful Instagram-worthy #doortraits and bright washing lines of the locals. Make sure you walk all the way to the top though, because EPIC views as seen from the title image.
When my friend said she was going to run a few errands around the Santa Gertrudis area, I could not pass up the opportunity to tag along. She being practically a local, knew I would succumb to check out what Ibiza's interior scene was all about. There are only a few, but that's the joy. I love discovering little gems that otherwise only locals would know and Sluiz is a little BIG gem. A one stop shop haven of interiors, sculptures, lighting and art as well. Some items where a little chintzy in their appearance but never less still maintains the Ibiza spirit.
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